Beat'n Groovy

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Developer(s) Voltex
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Release date(s)
  • NA: October 8, 2008
Genre(s) Rhythm game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Beat'n Groovy is a music video game distributed over Xbox Live Arcade. It was released on October 8, 2008.[1] The game is based on Pop'n Music, a similarly styled arcade/PlayStation 2 game series that has not been released officially outside Japan.

Gameplay[edit]

As scrolling notes scroll down the screen, the player is to press the corresponding button on the controller, which plays a keysound which fills in part of the selected song. Players are judged on the accuracy of their hits, and a life bar on the side of the screen increases or decreases depending on their performance. The life bar must be at or over 60% at the end of the song in order to pass. The game features nine songs (ranked on a difficulty level of 1 to 9, although the hardest song is only a 3), and seven playable characters. 3-key and 5-key modes are available, with online multiplayer modes using 3-key only. An additional play mode using the Xbox Live Vision camera is also available.

Reception[edit]

IGN's Hilary Goldstien gave Beat'n Groovy a 2.0/10, critiquing the game as "poorly designed and poorly executed", and dubbing the song list as being "horrendous".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Beat'n Groovy Xbox.com site". Microsoft. 
  2. ^ Goldstien, Hilary (October 4, 2008). "IGN: Beat'n Groovy review". IGN. Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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